Author Archives: Bob Hanninen

Viipuri/Vyborg Library designed by Alvar Aalto

Things fall apart and get rebuilt. Things get built and fall apart. By Joan Wickersham In 1941 war broke out again between Finland and Russia. Control of Viipuri/Vyborg went back and forth between the two armies; in the fighting, most … Continue reading

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Covid-19 sniffer dogs start work at Helsinki Airport

A team of ten specially-trained canines are part of the new experiment, and in training they’ve already proved to be much more accurate than conventional coronavirus tests. Ten specially-trained dogs are starting work at Helsinki Airport, using their noses to … Continue reading

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FINNISH LANGUAGE CLASSES @ SAIMA PARK have gone Virtual on ZOOM

Hyvää päivää/Good day! The “virtual” spring session of Finnish language classes will start on Monday, March 30, at 6 PM and will run for consecutive Mondays, ending on May 18. Email Lorna for details. Classes are held on line w/ZOOM … Continue reading

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Fly your Finnish Flag for Vappu

Keep that flag out after “War Veterans Day” for May 1st: Vappu What is Vappu? With its northern latitude leading to cold. dark winters, the arrival of spring has always been a welcome event in Finland and a tradition of a … Continue reading

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